I LOVE simple crafts that have a great end result! Here's a quick and simple way to make some twig gnomes of your own. The inspiration comes from "The Gnome Craft Book" by Thomas and Petra Berger.
We started by going out and cutting some fallen branches from our yard. We found a thick branch and then a thinner one. Cut them into various lengths, (on an angle), and then sanded them, so that they'd have a little space for a "face" in front.
I used a small electric sander, which was super fast!
Then, paint some little faces on them...(they're starting to come to life now!!)
Next cut out their hats out of felt...this is how we did ours, you'll have to play around with the width, (depends on the width of your twigs)...basically you want something you can just glue up the back, (and the little arch in the front is so there is room for your gnomes face to be seen!).
And there you have it...a little family of gnomes!
My kids were so excited to find these little enchanting toys this morning, they were immediately scooped up and off on an adventure!
Happy gnome making!